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Old 02-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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Howdy All from Texas!
My 14 yo son had worked all of last summer mowing yards and general lawn services for a few businesses in our community. Thought I had done well in teaching him the importance of a hard days work and investing his revenue wisely. You can imagine how proud I was when he approached me the week of Thanksgiving and said that he had done some research and would like to purchase a car to fix up and to learn a few things prior to getting his drivers lic. (in two years) (now that's thinking ahead). Now, he had talked about old mustangs, camaro's and the like, as we all did at his age. To my surprise, he showed me a pic of the car he was interested in. A clean 2000 BMW 328i, REALLY? I have been a mechanic all my life (44 now) and I had never looked under the hood of a German built vehicle. He had done his homework and had actually already contacted the seller prior to my knowledge and had cut a deal. He told me that he only needed my permission and my signature to close the deal. Needless to say, by the end of Black Friday HE took ownership. We have spent many hours TOGETHER in our shop getting his ride whipped back into shape from years of neglect. From countless vacuum hoses, CCV, Coolant pressure tank, to struts and shocks, to adding CFFL Angel eyes, new stereo and speakers, headliner, to O2 sensors and IAC motor cleaning. We have really enjoyed our time together making this a great little ride. And learning that this BMW is really a great package of engineering. A little difficult to diagnose sometimes but, real easy to understand.
THIS SITE MAKES IT MUCH EASIER! BEAT INFO IS FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS ALREADY WORKED THROUGH IT!
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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Good luck Ron, you are a great dad!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:17 AM   #3
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Welcome, and kudos. Post some pics!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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Welcome! Where in Texas are you located??
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #5
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Welcome to the site, my car is ready for my son but he is only 13...
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:17 PM   #6
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Ha sounds like me and my dad, except I bought the car without my parents permission you're a great dad haha, once you put a couple thousand into these cars it should last forever!
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #7
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Welcome! Where in Texas are you located??
I am about 40 miles South of Houston.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:46 PM   #8
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Awesome, good luck with future maintenance.

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:59 PM   #9
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I am about 40 miles South of Houston.
I live in Seabrook/Kemah area !!
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #10
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Welcome to the site, Should show us some pics of the car.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:39 PM   #11
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Great project to share with your son. Welcome!!
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